Well, I am sitting here working at the WP and listening to all the official toxic gas coming from the tube about the Syria war, and the anniversary of the world trade center destruction. An anniversary which is less marked is the 40th anniversary of the Pinochet coup in Chile.
That was back when the American empire was at its height. Somehow a legitimate leader got through all the media blackout and electoral slanting, standard in every country under western hegemony, and got elected president. He then began to do the utterly intolerable; govern in the interest of the country's people.
The way Allende was put down was especially slimy. They found ways to slander the country's army chief of staff to Allende, and convince him that Pinochet would be more reliable. Once general P had his own people in position, they started out bombing the presidential palace, then they went in and killed everybody inside. Before this Chile had not had the tradition of military coups whenever anything happened that the rentiers did not like. It had one of the highest living standards in south America.
The totalitarians state which was installed by the coup organizers of the CIA was particularly vicious. They did things that Assad, who is really not a very nice guy, would never have dreamed of doing. After they destroyed the economy, they were finally forced out of power. But the economy and society has never recovered and has a much lower comparative living standard than before.
Now, to the stupid "9-11" rehash, used to the hilt to try to crank up some hatred of moslems in order to justify an attack on Syria. I can barely stomach people who blindly follow the official version of 9-11 because they do not know any better. But when people are told what professional engineers say about how the buildings collapsed, and who still refuse to think, or who start up the "conspiracy theory" slander, I get truly fed up.
The best thing on the tube today has been the interview on RT with the author of a new book. He has mapped out the key people who had to have been working together to bring off the stunt. I do not know if I would have the time or the money to read it, but it sounds like a pretty good bit of logical investigative work. The key people all have clear links to each other.
Yes, I am a 9-11 truther. So fuck off, all 9-11 liars!
The title is; "Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects"
An extract from a review of it;"Ryan examines nineteen suspects who were in position to accomplish major elements of the crimes that still need to be explained. Detailed evidence is presented that reveals how each of the alternative suspects had the means, motive and opportunity to accomplish one or more aspects of the 9/11 events. In light of a forty-year history of deep events and crimes against democracy, Ryan shows how 9/11 fits into the pattern of a deep state operation, how the alternate suspects worked together throughout that history, how each was connected to two men who were in perfect position to coordinate the attacks,..."
Now, as for what this Syria thing is really about; Assad had been pressured to sign a deal with a consortium to build a pipeline to send Saudi Arabian natural gas to Europe, going through Turkey. A principle aim of this was to break the Russians monopoly over the natural gas supply to Europe. Instead Assad signed a deal with the Iranians to host a pipeline to the coast and then underwater with Russian technology to Italy.
The Russians are getting very good at building underwater pipelines. Google Nordstream and South Stream. The former is under the Baltic and the latter is under the Black sea. Within a decade most of Europe's gas will go through them. Nordstream is already in operation; south stream is a'building. American control of all energy markets worldwide is collapsing.
But this is what the Syria war is about. The religious mercenaries invading Syria are armed and paid by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The chemical weapons they have been using against Syrian troops for months were also supplied by the Saudis, with Prince Bandar Bin Sultan , alias "chemical Bandar" directing it.
Some "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) types have been complaining to the media that Bandar failed to provide proper training in handling the weapons, and they keep killing themselves. Ha, ha, ha.
The worst thing about hearing and reading all this is the cretinism of the "progressive/ left" media about it. Even some of the commentators on RT fall into talking about the gas attack in an assumption that it was ordered by Assad himself; not done by some Syrian army commander on his own, or staged by the "rebels", or even faked by the rebels, which frankly is he most likely truth. The video I have seen of the victims of the "attack" looks like amateur actor's day.
It gets tiresome to have to hear the same common sense refutation to the misinformation over and over to no effect. Why would Assad use chemical weapons right at that point, when U.N. inspectors were around, when he is winning anyway, and when doing it can gain him nothing and give his enemies what they need? People who cannot master the basic thinking skill of asking "qui bono (who benefits) " have no business commenting on anything.
The best thing about it is that the U.S. and its allies are losing this very badly. All it took was for the Russians and the Chinese to stand up about it. They did not do it in Libya. As in all cases of sociopathic attack, it can succeed only if the victim is totally isolated and cannot fight back.
There is serious resistance in Syria, and the power mongers are failing big. The reason why Obama had to go to congress to try to get clearance was because the U.S. military knows that this attack will ultimately fail, just like Iraq and Afghanistan. They are tired of being used as toys by the idiots in the plutocracy's foreign policy machinery.
So somebody said something to the effect of the famous "Sir, I am not starting world war three for you". If the big O wants to start a war, he has to do it the legal way, by flogging it to the lesser idiots in congress. It does not look like he is going to be able to do that.
The Russians have been brilliant at boxing the U.S. in. With the offer to dispose of Syrian chemical weapons in return for a guarantee not to attack Syria, they can either agree of be exposed. However, many people still worry about this. The reason Syria has chemical weapons is because Israel has them. They are not useful as a means of suppressing internal disorder; it would kill their own cops and supporters as well as the rebels.
So, some people are worried that the insurgent's next gambit will be to stage attacks on Israel to draw them into the war. That would really be throwing the match at the powderkeg. Israel also has lots of nuclear weapons. So far they are happy to watch Syria be destroyed from within, but if their own cities were bombed, they would have to react.
The Israelis will have a tough time bombing Syria because the later has a very good air defense system. Standoff missiles, unless carrying chemical weapons, which would not exactly help the Israeli image, would not bother the Syrians much. Neither would Uncle Sam's cruise missiles, of course. they have everything well protected and distributed.
So the Jews-only state would have to invade. They have not been very good at that lately. If the Israeli army ran into serious trouble, Israel will use its nuclear weapons.
It would be a good idea if somebody could figure out some way to take the matches away from the idiots. The most dangerous gas is the stuff they blow out of their faces. Enough of this. Happy Pinochet day.